Alan Keyes, long-time candidate and 0-time elected official has officially thrown his hat in (again) to the Republican presidential primary:

On Friday, Sept. 14, Alan Keyes filed a Statement of Candidacy (Form 2) with the Federal Election Commission–thus officially announcing as a Republican candidate for President of the United States.

Keyes told Janet Parshall, host of a nationally syndicated radio show, that he’s “unmoved” by the lack of moral courage shown by the other candidates, among whom he sees no standout who articulates the “key kernel of truth that must, with courage, be presented to our people.”

He added, “The one thing I’ve always been called to do is to raise the standard . . . of our allegiance to God and His authority that has been the foundation stone of our nation’s life”–and he decried the lack of “forthright, clear, and clarion declaration” from the other candidates concerning this issue.

According to Wikipedia Keyes has entered and lost the following campaigns:

  • Maryland Senate campaign 1988
  • Maryland Senate campaign 1992
  • U.S. Presidential election campaign 1996
  • U.S. Presidential election campaign 2000
  • Illinois Senate campaign 2004

Good luck this year, Mr. Keyes. Maybe, just maybe, the sixth time is a charm.